Skip to comments.3 planes forced to land after violating airspace over Obama's home
Posted on 05/31/2010 8:44:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
At least three single-engine planes violated a temporarily restricted flight area apparently set up over the area this past weekend for President Barack Obama's return to Chicago, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Maj. Mike Humphreys declined to say specifically that the restricted area was being enforced for the president's visit or how large the area is but said that, in general, the zones are put in place for various reasons including "POTUS movements."
"It's not so unusual that these incidents occur," he said. In most cases the incursions are accidents, "but we have to be ready every time."
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagobreakingnews.com ...
Airplanes that violated the air space over his home? In Kenya?
...it is a movement....
“Maj. Mike Humphreys declined to say specifically that the restricted area was being enforced for the president’s visit or how large the area is”
Well that’s stupid! If there going to have a no fly zone and keep in secret, of course there will be incursions...
‘course I learned in a Tomahawk, so what would I know?
It’s probably just the paparazi’s trying to film the ‘American Idol’ president.
too bad they didn’t drop a watermelon on his hut.
It’s normal to set up restricted spaces for air travel, and at sea for boats if there are naval exercises.
These areas are normally delineated on charts, and the warnings, of course, tell you what areas to stay out of.
But this article says: “Maj. Mike Humphreys declined to say specifically that the restricted area was being enforced for the president’s visit or how large the area is.”
WHAT? THERE’S A RESTRICTED AREA, BUT THEY REFUSE TO TELL YOU WHERE IT IS?
How . . . Nazi of them.
Must of looked like the ending of king kong
These Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) can suddenly go into effect with no prior notice, and heaven help any pilot who hasn’t gotten the word and inadvertently busts one. “Penalties” include using deadly force to stop the “intruder.”
And there aren’t convenient marks on the ground or roadsigns available to pilots who are also charged with seeing and avoiding airborne traffic while safely flying the aircraft. It’s really easy to not be completely precise in navigation while dealing with other airborne issues.
When Obama flew into the San Francisco Bay Area recently, the amount of airspace that was now off limits was huge - from Marin County airports to the north, all airports along the coast down to Gilroy, and east to Tracy. No flight training. No Ag work. No gliders. No skydiving. No banner towing. No aerial photography.
Anybody in the administration want to guess how this impacts small aviation companies already on the ropes from a terrible California economy?
All to raise funds for Babs and visit a solar panel company that’s already received half a billion in government funding.
Stupid is as stupid does.
I don’t know why anyone would want to be in Obama’s airspace.
He was playing golf & got p!ssed when someone flew over while he was puttin’ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If the BarakBQue-in-Chief is planning on handling the tongs today for the grilled filets mignon with Caesar salad, I'm afraid everything is already being moved into the garage.
He should have commanded the storm to by-pass Chicago, by Jove!
That makes me smile, Thanks.
So the fliers didn't know about a secret 'no fly' zone?
They are well defined and published in NOTAMs readily available online. Its far from secret. The PR probably just did not know the answer
Do you think that anybody in the administration really cares?
“Do you think that anybody in the administration really cares?”
I have no delusions that they do. Why should any Democrat be concerned with the plight of the average taxpayer? In spite of their frequently employed “champion of the little guy” rhetoric.
Words. Just words.
Please note that due to heightened security measures, AOPA is no longer able to post advance notice of Presidential/VIP movement TFRs until the information is released by the FAA.
* Chicago, IllinoisMay 27-31
* Chicago, IllinoisMay 28
* Chicago, IllinoisMay 28
* Anapolis, MarylandMay 28
* New Orleans, LouisianaMay 28
* Southhapmton, New YorkMay 28-30
* Elwood, IllinoisMay 31
* Until further notice: Greenville/Wilmington, Delaware
* Until further notice: Dallas, Texas
There were NOTAMS it wasn’t secret. Link has details on the no-fly zones.
Obama has about 6,000 square miles of airspace locked up around Chicago which is extreme.
the FAA is saying this.........
Center: CHICAGO O’HARE VOR/DME(ORD) (Latitude: 41º59’16”N, Longitude: 87º54’18”W)
Radius: 10 nautical miles
Altitude: From the surface up to but not including 18000 feet MSL
From May 31, 2010 at 2000 UTC (May 31, 2010 at 1500 CDT)
To May 31, 2010 at 2100 UTC (May 31, 2010 at 1600 CDT)
No pilots may operate an aircraft in the areas covered by this NOTAM (except as described).
Except as specified below and/or unless authorized by ATC in consultation with the air traffic security coordinator via the domestic events network (DEN):
A. ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS WITHIN THE 10 NMR AREA(S) LISTED ABOVE, KNOWN AS THE INNER CORE(S), ARE PROHIBITED EXCEPT FOR: APPROVED LAW ENFORCEMENT, MILITARY AIRCRAFT DIRECTLY SUPPORTING THE UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE (USSS) AND THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, APPROVED AIR AMBULANCE FLIGHTS, AND REGULARLY SCHEDULED COMMERCIAL PASSENGER AND ALL-CARGO CARRIERS OPERATING UNDER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TSA-APPROVED STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAMS/PROCEDURES: AIRCRAFT OPERATOR STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAM (AOSSP), FULL ALL-CARGO AIRCRAFT OPERATOR STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAM (FACAOSSP), MODEL SECURITY PROGRAM (MSP), TWELVE FIVE STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAM (TFSSP) ALL CARGO, OR ALL-CARGO INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PROCEDURE (ACISP) AND ARE ARRIVING INTO AND/OR DEPARTING FROM 14 CFR PART 139 AIRPORTS.
B. FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THIS TFR, ALL USSS VETTED AIRCRAFT OPERATORS BASED IN THE AREA AND ALL EMERGENCY/LIFE SAVING FLIGHT (MEDICAL/LAW ENFORCEMENT/FIREFIGHTING) OPERATIONS MUST COORDINATE WITH ATC PRIOR TO THEIR DEPARTURE AT 847-289-1326 AVOID POTENTIAL DELAYS.
C. THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED WITHIN THIS TFR: FLIGHT TRAINING, PRACTICE INSTRUMENT APPROACHES, AEROBATIC FLIGHT, GLIDER OPERATIONS, PARACHUTE OPERATIONS, ULTRALIGHT, HANG GLIDING, BALLOON OPERATIONS, AGRICULTURE/CROP DUSTING, ANIMAL POPULATION CONTROL FLIGHT OPERATIONS, BANNER TOWING OPERATIONS, SEAPLANE OPERATIONS, SIGHTSEEING OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE TEST FLIGHTS, MODEL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS, MODEL ROCKETRY, AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS).
D. FAA RECOMMENDS THAT ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATORS CHECK NOTAMS FREQUENTLY FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES TO THIS TFR PRIOR TO OPERATIONS WITHIN THIS REGION.
A lot of this is proforma for any POTUS but do I detect a note of nervousness with regards this particular one?
“Obama has about 6,000 square miles of airspace locked up around Chicago which is extreme.”
He’s got the votes and the cemeteries locked up too-he owns da whole joint!/s;)
Now they're really showing their paranoia.
3 Nation of Islam Flying Carpets Security detail forced to land after violating airspace over Arizona Governor Jan Brewer`s house.
Kinda like “double secret probation”.
Kinda like “double secret probation”.